Sarah Emerson

Sarah is a San Francisco-based Motherboard reporter covering the environment, tech culture, and science oddities. You can reach her on email or on Twitter (@SarahNEmerson).

tech-social-media

A Nightmare Twitter Bug Is Sending Users Notifications When They're Unfollowed

Twitter is telling people when someone has unfollowed them.
Sarah Emerson
6.20.19
tech-science

Tons of Dead Seals Are Washing Up in the Arctic and Nobody Knows Why

Dozens of seal carcasses, some showing signs of hair loss, are being reported in northern Alaska.
Sarah Emerson
6.14.19
science-tech

Male Dolphins Make Friends Based on Mutual Interests, Just Like Humans

When foraging for food, bottlenose dolphins also find buddies.
Sarah Emerson
6.13.19
tech-science

Scientists Discover a Meat-Eating Plant That Feeds on Salamanders

Add salamanders to the list of things that pitcher plants will eat.
Sarah Emerson
6.11.19
tech-science

Florida Captures, Kills Giant Lizard That Terrorized Local Community for a Year

The elusive, human-sized reptile was nabbed by wildlife authorities.
Sarah Emerson
5.19.19
Science

New Zealand Man Goes Swimming, Finds Footprints of Extinct Mega-Bird

“I was just going for a casual swim, so it’s escalated a bit.”
Sarah Emerson
5.11.19
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Kazakhstan's President Needs to Go Easy on the Photoshopping

Before and after photos of Qasym-Zhomart Tokayev suggest the interim president’s appearance has been beautified.
Sarah Emerson
5.3.19
cryptids

The ‘Yeti’ Footprints Found by the Indian Army Are Probably Just a Bear's

“Any reasonable person can see these are melted prints.”
Sarah Emerson
5.1.19
weird

Whale Freed From Harness Was 'Likely' Trained by Russian Navy

We talked to the Norwegian marine biologist who freed a beluga whale from a harness that said "Equipment of St. Petersburg."
Sarah Emerson
4.30.19
chimps

That Viral Video of a Chimp Scrolling Instagram Is Bad, Actually

The video of the chimpanzee scrolling through social media isn't good for wildlife conservation, experts say.
Samantha Cole
Sarah Emerson
4.25.19
china

Microsoft Employees Support Chinese Developers Fighting for Fair Labor Practices

Thirty employees at Microsoft and GitHub stood in solidarity with the Chinese tech labor protest 996.ICU.
Sarah Emerson
4.23.19
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It Looks Like a Tesla Model S Just Exploded in a Chinese Parking Garage

A CCTV video has captured what appears to be a Tesla Model S self-combusting in a Shanghai parking lot.
Sarah Emerson
4.23.19
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